severely founded in a specific time and place and not even a good representation of that period, nor entertaining, nor even interesting.
I was so strongly disappointed, I doubt I will see much more of Bunuel's work (I have seen most of the work of Fellini, Antonioni, Hitchcock, Jodorowsky, Kubrick, etc etc)
My few moments of enjoyment in this film were early on, when the director was making fun of middle class pieties and bugaboos, but then the film became a big farce, ala Mel Brooks, with all manner of over the top pseudo political jibber jabber. It seemed like it was meant to reflect French political tensions in the 1970s, stuff that today seems mighty dated, similar to what Antonioni ended up doing by showing campus riots in Zabriskie Point.
Kubrick did this sort of thing much better, much more universally, as in Dr. Strangelove.
Overall, I am glad I saw this, but only so I can save my future time not watching the rest of this director's nonsense.
I LOVE Italian films, but so far, early French films, prior to the 1990s, excepting Jules Et Jim and a few others, leave me COLD.
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